Tyler was born and raised in Vancouver, WA where he mainly grew up playing soccer. While living in one of the best places for consistent whitewater year round it wasn’t until he left that he found his love and passion for nature and the outdoors. At 18 years old he started raft guiding in Montana and Idaho. After graduating from Pacific University with a Bachelor’s in Applied Sciences, Tyler started working as an Applied Chemist in Portland, Oregon for 3 years and hung up his guide hat. The call of the river was too strong and Tyler has decided to start guiding again. 2022 is Tyler’s first season with MFRE and his 6th year guiding.